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Charlie Mullins
Brian Hay
Jeremy Roberts
Laura Tenison
Jennie Johnson
Julie Meyer
Debbie Pierce
David Pollock
Michael Oliver
Tony Caldeira
Steve Purdham

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The latest figures from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) suggest Britain is a ‘sweet spot’ in Europe for overseas investors looking to put their money to work, with inward investment into the country at its highest since records began in the 1980s.

A director with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has urged businesses to take advantage of a dedicated ‘trading floor’ at this year’s International Festival of Business (IFB) Hub, where network and do deals with people from over 80 different countries.

The founder of a dessert maker Gü is urging London’s small and medium sized businesses to explore the potential of export markets for boosting their profits by taking part in a series of workshops organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)are being encouraged to invest in the UK as part of Vince Cable’s first trip to the emirates as Business Secretary, in a bid to boost trade with the region and encourage more inward investment into the UK.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.